OVERALL: We had a great stay here. It feels like a family establishment. I would definitely recommend it!
ROOM: Comfortable and well-kept. Our room had a large bed (queen-sized would be my guess), desk and chair, window that looked out onto the street, a flat-screen tv (caveat: few channels ... but you're not in Santiago to watch tv anyway), closet, safe, and bathroom.
BATHROOM: Great, in my opinion. However, my much taller (approx 6'2") boyfriend it difficult (though not impossible :) ) to shower. The toilet flush is very weak by American standards.
DETAILS: I loved that the whole hotel (including our room) had hardwood floors and funky furniture. The complimentary breakfast was simple (e.g. slices of ham, cheese, bread, cake, cereal, fruits, juices, and coffee) and quaint. There was always a sweet lady who offered to make us eggs. (I took her up on her offer quite a few times.) The coffee was bad by our standards but not different from the rest of the country - people in Chile really like Nescafe. The breakfast room is attached to the beautiful patio from which you can see the courtyard and the mountains. It's really a lovely view.
The staff at the hotel are generally fantastic! The only unpleasant staff member we interacted with was the man on Saturday morning who was too lazy to do anything...which resulted in an awkward check out process. We stayed for nearly a week and didn't see him until Saturday so he's probably not a full-time staff member. Almost all the staff speaks at least some English.
Another drawback was that we needed to be buzzed in every time we entered the building. We generally didn't have any problems with this though on two occasions, there was no staff member at the front desk to hear that we were ringing the bell so we had to wait a while (approximately 15-20 mins) before we could enter the building.
There was a particularly exceptional staff member (whose name I didn't catch) who speaks fluent English and works in the evenings. He spent some time in the States and gave us some really great recommendations on where to go, what to see, and answered our questions.
With regards to noise, my boyfriend and I had no trouble and barely noticed the noise outside. Since the hotel is situated in the heart of the city, noise is inevitable but it was never so loud as to prevent or disrupt sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel del Patio is very well located in the Providencia District, specifically within the important gastronomical and cultural center called Patio Bellavista. The hotel has a capacity of 10 comfortable, modern rooms with private bathrooms LCD screen TV, cable TV, closets, air conditioning and central heating. Breakfast and internet Wi-Fi are included in the price. Our services include an excellent Continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Our qualified and multilingual staff is pleased to provide guests with information. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Del Patio Hotel
- Del Patio Santiago